Alice Frecknall is a poet and short fiction writer.

Her debut poetry collection, Somewhere Something is Burning, is published by Out-Spoken Press (2021). Her writing has been widely anthologised, including in The Stinging Fly, The London Magazineberlin lit, And Other Poems, bath magg, fourteen poems, and Butcher’s Dog, and was most recently shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry 2023 and The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2023. 

She was previously shortlisted for the Lightship International Short Story Prize, and the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry 2022 and 2019. A selection of her writing can be read online at the below links:

To Know Grief

Side Room

Knowing What I Know

You are dying for the third time 


I'm developing a fear of sinkholes 

At 3am I read manuals for flat pack 

Alice has an MA in Creative Writing, is a Roundhouse Poetry Collective alumna, and member of the UniSlam Post-Emerging Cohort. She has read her work at venues and festivals across the country, facilitated writing workshops for members of the public, and regularly writes with The Poetry Takeaway.

About Somewhere Something is Burning:

An examination of solitude and absence, the poems within this collection grapple with the reality and taboo of loneliness pitted against an anxiety of connecting. Exploring human relationships, breakdown in communication, and silence — self-inflicted or otherwise — the poems give voice to the fears and experiences that shape us, and interrogate the ways in which we process and avoid. Frecknall’s leaps of surreality, extreme empathy and vivid imagery make Somewhere Something is Burning a compelling joyride of a read. 

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Photo: Suzi Corker

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